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YETI, the Austin-based company known for its successful line of coolers, has chosen to sever all ties it once had with the National Rifle Association. According to a letter from former NRA President Marion Hammer, YETI made the decision on Friday without any explanation as to...
Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have risen 1.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.47/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Andrey Popov) With the opening of the Austin-Travis County Sobriety Center on the horizon, the Austin Police Department is hoping it will give them a lot more time to patrol the streets, especially during the busy weekends. Assistant Chief Justin Newsom...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Roschetzky Photography) For the first time in more than 50 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Austin has broke ground for a new club building. Club CEO Misti Potter says once they open early next year, kids and teens from all over the area can enjoy what...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Studio M) Although Austin's new paid sick leave ordinance won't go into effect for another six months, it's not too late to start thinking about how it will impact your business. Georgetown business attorney Todd Ver Weire (ver weer) says sick leave...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, in conjunction with the Austin Police Department SWAT team and the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, were involved in a barricade incident in Pflugerville, Texas, today. Kevin Dickson, 55, was...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Photopeerayut) The St. David's Foundation announces one-million dollars in grants to help area parks. Austin Mayor Pro-Tem Kathy Tovo said that help is certainly needed. “Having this partnership to improve and enhance parks across the City of Austin is so...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Thaiview) Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian said the Texas oil industry should be taking advantage of higher oil prices by increasing production, but he says it's having trouble finding enough workers to do that. Christian said that's because...
(Photo: Shutterstock by David Smart) The Lake Travis school district is considering changes to its voluntary drug testing policy called 'Leader for Life.' Deputy Superintendent Mary Patin said one of the recommendations involves extracurricular activities. "We are recommending...